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ondon LUX’s latest edition is finally here and as always, we’ll be keeping you up to date with the very best in fashion, events, homes and cars. Our titular cover star this month is Anna Mazzotta RCA, a world-class artist renowned for her quality of work and innovative subject matter that seductively reveals a little bit more each time you look at it – head over to page 28 for more on her. You will also find some features on Britain’s biggest superyachts, the luxury art world, next year’s biggest events in London and the best Valentine’s gifts for him & for her. We are committed to bringing you quality unique products with the very best editorial insights into all the latest trends, so keep reading and as always check out www.londonlux.co.uk for more. Corey John Richards - Editor

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Contents 18-19 Top Ten Valentine’s Gifts

Meet the Team Editor

Corey John Richards Staff Writer

Kieran Webber Art Director

Michele Harrington Deputy Art Director

Adam Burke Account Director

Carla Johnston Account Manager

Christian Lingard Liam Marshall Contributor:

Anna Mazzotta Director

Amanda Gething

24 –25 Inside Britain’s Biggest Superyachts

CEO

Mark Sloyan

40 - 45 Interiors

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Top Ten Valentine’s Gifts... for him

Just what do you give the man or woman who has everything…? From shoes, cufflinks and a male grooming salon experience to really have him looking in tip top shape, to jewellery and even a personalised magazine documenting your love story, to truly gain you the ultimate brownie points. Take the stress out of Valentine’s Day shopping this year with a little help from your pals here at London LUX.

Shoes for thought…They say you can tell a man’s worth by his shoes so show your mister what he’s worth with a pair of Gilbert and Bailey’s. www.gilbertandbailey.com

Smarty cuffs! Treat him to a pair of fabulous Hakata cufflinks from Patrick Mavros, the perfect Valentine’s gift to show him you care. www.patrickmavros.com

Sweeter the berry….Most ladies can’t resist a good smelling man, if you want to put a pep in his step, then refresh his sensory offerings with a unique blend from Creed. www.creedfragrances.co.uk

Suits you sir! For a Valentines present that truly suits your man, Let him unwrap a sophisticated Hermes Tie. uk.hermes.com

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For the original adrenalin junkie – gifting a world renowned Formula One motor experience day at Silverstone is the ultimate way to say I love you this Valentine’s.

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Watch what you ask for! Every guy loves a good watch and what better than Du Maurier’s special edition Commodore? www.dumaurierwatches.com

Chocolate’s not just for her…Give him something exquisite to taste with a unique treat from La Maison Du Chocolat. Yes, you can have some too! www. lamaisonduchocolat.co.uk/

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If love had an aroma, Coco Mademoiselle would be the irresistible fragrance. Make sure you get her just what she wants this Valentine’s. www.chanel.com

Diamonds are still a girl’s best friend. As the most romantic day of the calendar year, Valentine’s is the perfect opportunity to surprise her with a truly romantic proposal. We think Bentley and Skinner will earn you that Yes! www.bentley-skinner.co.uk

Luxurious, delicious, delectable let her indulge in one of Hotel Chocolat’s Valentine’s day specials. www.hotelchocolat.com

Try something new by capturing your love story within her very own personalised magazine. Treat your lady with a glamorous photoshoot and capture it all within her very own magazine album, delivered to her door in a beautiful presentation box. Contact the team at www.itsmymagazine.com or call 020 3086 8982

Treat yourself right! Indulge in the perfect spa day, try the fabulous Crystal Steam Room, Sanarium And Vitality Pool to really get her rejuvenated. www.mandarinoriental.com or call 020 7235 2000

Long live the art of fine wine and dining – introducing Sketch Restaurant on Conduit Street as the perfect place to mingle. With its Michelin starred eatery and amazing package with tickets to the V&A, welcome to culture. www.sketch.london

Every Woman loves a glass of Dom Perignon! Why not treat the special woman in your life to a bottle of Vintage Rose 2004 and make her Valentine’s anything but typical www.domperignon.com.

Ready for a visual extravaganza? Enjoy a stunning West End show, we suggest checking out the spectacular Amaluna from Cirque De Solei. www.cirquedusoleil.com/ amaluna

Every lady loves her heels and what better way to say I love you than with a pair of Manola Blahnik’s visit www.manoloblahnik.com for further information.

Say it with flowers! From Rosé to Roses all men should know that the best way to say I love you is with flowers. Top notch floral creations by Chez Michele, www.chezmichele.co.uk or call 020 7403 8606.

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INSIDE BRITAIN’S BIGGEST SUPERYACHTS By Corey John Richards

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elcome to the multi-million pound world of the superyachts. Sunseeker are Britain’s biggest yacht builder, supplying the world’s wealthiest customers for the last fifty years. In the BBC documentary, Britain’s Biggest Superyachts: Chasing Perfection, viewers catch a rare glimpse into the company as they build their first £20m, 40 metre flagship superyacht. Each yacht is custom built in the UK, with Sunseeker employing over 2000 staff in Poole. Using a hawk’s eye, expert hands and the ultimate

attention to detail, they continue a generational craftsmanship to draw customers in with boats starting at £745,000.

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Bespoke and hand crafted to the last detail, they are a masterpiece of high performance design and engineering but being bespoke The business grew by building brings a whole host of problems to small mid-sized yachts but in recent the build team. With some boats years there has been a slump in having over £2 million worth of the market and Sunseeker have extras, there is a lot of pressure on been forced to take a huge gamble the craftsmen to ensure every one in building larger and much more of the client’s specifications are luxurious yachts that are aimed at finished to an exacting standard. the most wealthy clientele. With No request is too big, no detail too three decks, floor to ceiling glazing, small for Sales Manager, Mark and capacity for 12 guests and a starting the team who comment “potentially price of £19 million these yachts a client might only have two weeks are responsible for keeping the vacation a year and we’ve got Company’s profit margins afloat. to make those two weeks very special.”


and after the credit crunch the market for smaller boats radically changed, influencing the direction that the company had to take.

The Crash Speaking to Sunseeker London about the investment into larger boats, Sales Director Chris said; “Going back, many customers would take finance, they may have not had a million pounds in the bank to buy but they could afford the repayments. Obviously come the crash, many banks didn’t want to lend money against assets such as jets, yachts and so on. So, for the last four years customers had to use their own cash and that has affected the small boat market.” He continued; “It’s easier to sell the bigger boats as the client has the money, he knows what he wants and when he calls us to visit him, the team and I will close that deal on the day” stating that with smaller boats, it can take up to two years to close a deal.

“A singular, unique vision, craft and confidence ensures that these yachts come into fruition” Chris and his sales team can often meet with the ultra-wealthy such as royalty and leaders of countries Understanding that some clients can be particularly conscious of the but Sunseeker are reserved, serving these individuals in an advisory finer details is what makes these yachts so expensive and come with role. The sales team earn a basic wage with 1% commission (that’s features that are personalised to £190k on the £19 million yacht) the client. There are only a small so it’s in their interest to ensure percentage of people who can that the client’s needs are met. afford these yachts, with 60% Ensuring that they’re not just selling of business coming from repeat a yacht, but a lifestyle; “Owning a business it is important that the Sunseeker yacht isn’t a statement, team keep their clients happy and it is something far more powerful. coming back for more. It is a hard won independence. The ability to see new horizons from a With over 20 offices and 100 different perspective. Above all, a staff around the Mediterranean, rare kind of liberty. A masterpiece Sunseeker works tirelessly, risking of high performance design and time and money into ensuring the gamble on bigger yachts pays off. It engineering, a Sunseeker yacht is crucial to the Company’s survival takes you to truly special places

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Larger than life With pieces boldly entitled “He’s Not Coming” and “The Moment She Realised She’d Married An Idiot”, meet the woman unafraid of tackling controversial issues. Introducing award-winning artist Anna Mazzotta. Corey John Richards

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he great F. Scott Fitzgerald famously used literature to illustrate the roaring 20’s in prohibition era New York. It was a decadent time with a very particular style, where flappers reigned supreme and burlesque, theatre and partying was king. Like Fitzgerald, Anna Mazzotta, was similarly inspired by this period and uses art to illustrate a bygone era. Taking the best nuances of revivalist glamour she effortlessly blends it with a quirky humour to deliver life enriching, thought provoking paintings. Anna’s artwork has been described as a cross between Beryl Cook and Paula Rego, highlighting an intimate world where strong female characters conspiratorially share affection, strong bonds and jokes.

Anna trained at The Wimbledon School of Art and The Royal College of Art and her artworks are showcased in many public and private collections, most notably in those of royal photographer John Hedgecoe and of Robert & Susan Kasen Summer - An American passion: The Susan Kasen Summer and Robert D. Summer Collection of Contemporary British Painting.

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As one of the youngest winners of the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize, Anna has made a name for herself as a worldrenowned artist, known for her compelling and original art. Her work proudly features in national and international collections, known for its unique quality and controversial subject matter that cheekily reveals a little bit more about itself each time you peruse it.

I am passionate about the beauty of caricatures, they’re a true connection with how an artist sees the world. LondonLux | January 2017


Anna is influenced by Art Deco, theatre, beach scenes, cinema and with a deep love for silent movies and how exaggerated expressions are used to tell a story. Knowing what influences her, it is easy to understand how Anna has finessed her crafts and its connection to the glitz and glamour of an almost lost world. In many ways, she follows people like director Baz Luhrmann as someone trying to connect the 21st century with a particular time. Reflecting on her art, Anna reveals: “My painting is a way of seeing the world; thinking, feeling, showing sensations, not just the mechanics of a scene, but instead emphasising energy, life and the allowing of the inner emotion of the characters to come forth.”

meaning and purpose. Adding to this, she provides further insight: “I am passionate about the beauty of caricatures, as they are a true connection with how an artist sees the world. The viewer then enters that world and then makes it their own, with their own interpretation.You can view Anna’s paintings, drawings and great prints on her website: www. annamazzotta.co.uk. This also provides a link to contact details should you wish to enquire after a curated art experience or purchase original art works, commissions and prints.

My painting is a way of seeing the world; thinking, feeling, showing sensations...not just the mechanics of a scene

Art and paintings are some of the rawest expressions of emotion and conveying a scene is more than simply putting characters in a setting. It is the use of colour, strokes and angles that allow the paintings to come to life. Anna’s unique subject matter is meticulously crafted with a fine understanding of what gives the scene

Anna and her passionate team care deeply about bringing art into peoples lives in an engaging, enjoyable and professional manner whatever your lifestyle. Expect the best whether you are buying a print, an original painting or indulging in a curated artistic experience.

Anna’s paintings are larger than life, suffused with the energy you would expect from the burlesque and theatrical influences. Make sure you check out her website and get in touch if you like what you see.


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Photo credit: ANNA MAZZOTTA

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I invite my viewer to enter my world and make it their own, with their own interpretations.


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